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Muslim Migrant Honor Killing in Cleveland, Ohio

No comment from pro-terror, pro-sharia hatemonger, Linda Sarsour. No feminist marches. No tweets from Susan Sarandon and the rest of the vicious bleating sheep of the left.

Fahad Saeed and Rosa Al-Dhannoon came to the U.S. about three years ago as refugees from Iraq,

Fahad Saeed was arrested for murdering his ex-wife. Another Muslim was also arrested in the case. Court records show Amar Sami, 22, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice for lying to investigators who were looking into her disappearance. Islamic honor code of violence. Sources tell FOX 8 News, surveillance video shows Sami and Saeed purchasing shovels after Rosa Al Dhannoon’s disappearance.

Fahad Mohammed Saeed, 27, of Cleveland, also was charged in the indictment with kidnapping, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, stalking and abuse of a corpse in connection with the death of 25-year-old Roaa Al-Dhannoon. She was last seen Oct. 16 at her Lakewood, Ohio, apartment and was reported missing by friends three days later.
Abuse of a corpse? Was she beheaded?

Saeed was already in Cuyahoga County Jail after a Lakewood Municipal Court judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail in January for violating a protection order given to Al-Dhannoon. The couple divorced in September, and Al-Dhannoon was granted sole custody of their young son, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas said.
Police found her body in Big Creek Reserve in Brooklyn where they unearthed a container of human remains. They do not describe the condition of the body.

A recent survey shows Muslim men by and large approve of honor killing wives.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that ‘retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.’ However, ‘not subject to retaliation’ is ‘a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.’ (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.

LAKEWOOD WOMAN’S EX-HUSBAND INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO HER DEATH

By Kaylee Remington, Cleveland.com, May 18, 2017:

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Roaa Al-Dhannoon’s ex-husband, Fahad Mohammed Saeed, has been indicted in connection to her death.

Saeed, 26, is charged with aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, burglary, violating a protection order, gross abuse of a corpse, theft, telecommunication fraud and tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools, authorities said during a press conference Thursday morning at the Lakewood Police Department.

He is scheduled for his arraignment at 8:30 a.m. June 2, court records show.

Saeed could face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Officers and Lakewood police announced Wednesday that remains found in a container Monday near a Brooklyn ravine belong to Al-Dhannoon.

Investigators would not discuss the details about how she died or how her body got there at Thursday’s press conference. Investigators identified her using her fingerprints.

Al-Dhannoon, 25, of Lakewood, was last seen Oct. 16, 2016 at her Edgewater Drive apartment in Lakewood. A family member reported her missing Oct. 19.

Al-Dhannoon was found near the ravine behind an apartment building on Memphis Avenue near Tiedeman Road. The cause of her death is still being determined.

Family and friends were concerned for her well-being because she had never been away from her son. He is 4 years old now, authorities said at the press conference.

Investigators with Lakewood police, the FBI and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley’s office believe Al-Dhannoon was kidnapped and possibly killed, assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor Blaise Thomas said earlier this month.

Saeed, was sentenced for violating a restraining order before she disappeared. He is accused of contacting her and their son.

He pleaded guilty in Lakewood Municipal, according to court records. He is currently serving a six-month sentence.

Another man, Ammar Sami, 21, pleaded no contest to obstruction of justice in her disappearance and was found guilty. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 11 a.m. May 25, court records show.

Authorities say he provided false information to the Lakewood Police Department and the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

Lakewood police, the Cleveland FBI and the Medical Examiner’s Officer concentrated on the ravine located along a stretch of Big Creel south of Memphis Avenue and east of Tiedeman Road.

Authorities came across the container with the biological remains. The FBI’s Evidence Response Team sifted through dirt near the Big Creek behind Parkview Estate Apartments.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Lawyer: Trump Executive Order on Immigration violates First Amendment because honor killings are Islamic

Katyal is right. Honor killings are Islamic. But he is, to my knowledge, the first Western Leftist ever to admit that fact.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case the victim was the murderer’s sister, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.

The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

But Katyal is here arguing that honor killings cannot be opposed or restricted because to do so would restrict Muslims’ religious freedom. He apparently understands the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom as a license to break other laws, including prohibitions on murder. This is a vital point that must be clarified: either the principle of religious freedom overrules everything, and even allows for murder, or it stops where other laws begin. This question is going to have to be answered sooner or later.

“Hawaii Lawyer: Trump Exec Order Violates 1st Amendment Because Honor Killings Are Islamic,” by Raheem Kassam, Breitbart, May 15, 2017:

The lawyer representing the State of Hawaii in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today has stated the collection of data with regards honor killings should be removed from President Trump’s Executive Order in order to “pass constitutional muster”.

In his arguments, Neal Katyal stated today that the collection of such data as outlined by the Executive Order 13780 contravenes the Establishment Clause, in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”.

In doing so, Katyal appears to be making the case that honor killings — murder committed in the name of restoring a family’s dignity following discouraged behaviour within fundamentalist homes — is in itself Islamic.

It is an argument often made by anti-Islam campaigners, but to hear such arguments made by the political left might surprise some, especially when honor killings are also found — though to a lesser extent — in other religious groups like the Sikh community.

“What does [the President] have to do to issue an executive order that, in your view, might pass constitutional muster?” asked Judge Paez of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, this afternoon.

Katyal responded at length, stating: “I think there’s two paths that the President could take in order to pass constitutional muster.

“One is the way that our founders thought, Article 1 Section 8 which, as Congress in the driver’s seat with respect to immigration, passes a statute. as Justice Alito said, when Congress passes a statute it’s much less likely to discriminate. It is 535 people versus one, which is why his Mandel point is so problematic. That’s number one.

“Second thing the president could do, or the kinds of things or some of the kinds, removing some of things that the district court found led an objective observer to say that this this discriminates.

“One example would be, what Judge Hawkins said, disavowing formally all the stuff said before. But that’s not it. He could do a lot of things. For example, I’m going to throw out some examples. I‘m not trying to micro manage the President. He could say, like President Bush did, right after September 11th, the face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. that’s not what Islam is about. Islam is peace. Instead, we get, quote, Islam hates us. I think Islam hates us.

“I think he could point to changed circumstances from December 2015, when Congress debated the exact same evidence that the President relies on in his executive order and say, you know, we actually need more than just denying people entry without a visa, which is what Congress required. You need to do more than that.

“It could eliminate the text, which refers to honor killings. There’s a bunch of different things that could be done. And our fundamental point to you is that presidents don’t run into Establishment Clause problems and the reason for that is this is a very limited, you know, in a really unusual case in which you have these public statements by the President. if you affirm the district court there’s not a thing that any president has done in our lifetime that would be unconstitutional”.

For Katyal to advance such an argument may also be detrimental to the public understanding of honor killings in the United States….

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Muslim teen girl beaten, shot in face by her father and brother in attempted honor killing

She dishonored her family – of course they had to beat and shoot her, right? The Islamic honor code – respect it, islamophobes!

TEENAGE GIRL FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER HER FATHER AND BROTHER SHOT HER IN THE FACE IN ATTEMPTED HONOUR KILLING BECAUSE SHE LOVED A MAN IN HER VILLAGE

  • Ruby, 18, had been in a secret relationship with Ibrahim, 24, for last three years
  • Sister overheard her talking to him on the phone and told her brother and father
  • Ruby’s brother, Iftikhar, 32, and father, Sameraj, 52, confronted her
  • They beat her before shooting her twice – once in her face and once in her chest

By Charnamrit Sachdeva In India For Mailonline, 12 May 2017:

A TEENAGE GIRL IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AFTER HER FATHER AND BROTHER SHOT HER IN THE FACE AND CHEST IN AN ATTEMPTED HONOUR KILLING BECAUSE SHE LOVED A MAN IN HER VILLAGE.

Ruby, 18, from a small village in Sambhal, in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, had been in a secret relationship with Ibrahim, 24, for the last three years.

But yesterday her younger sister overheard her talking to him on the phone and told her brother and father.

Within minutes of finding out, Ruby’s brother, Iftikhar, 32, and father, Sameraj, 52, confronted her.

They brutally beat her before shooting her twice – once in her face and once in her chest.

Video footage showed Ruby being taken to hospital covered in blood with a bandage on her face

Ruby was attacked after her younger sister overheard her talking to the older man on the phone

Neighbours heard loud screams and called the police who rushed to the scene.

They arrived at approximately 4am this morning to find Ruby lying on the floor outside her home, bleeding to death as members of the family did nothing.

Police rushed her to a local government run hospital where her condition was reported as critical.

Due to a lack of facilities she was referred to a private hospital in Moradabad, around 40 kms away, early this morning.

Video footage showed Ruby being taken to hospital covered in blood with a bandage on her face.

Her brother and father were arrested at the scene.

Officer Brahmapal Singh Baliyan, from Asmoli Police Station, said: ‘It’s an honour killing case. The girl told us at the hospital that she was shot by her brother and father after they came to know about her relationship.

‘She also said that her mother was involved as she opposed a marriage between the girl and her boyfriend.

‘She is currently in a critical condition and is being treated at a private hospital with police protection.’

Dr Jitender Singh, Emergency Medical Officer at the District Hospital, said: ‘She arrived in a semi conscious state and was bleeding heavily. Her blood pressure was really low and she was barely able to speak.

‘She had one bullet in the left side of her face, around 3 cm away from ear, and one bullet on the right side of her chest. As we do not have proper surgeons or an ICU ward here, she was referred to a private hospital in Moradabad. She needs immediate treatment as she could die due to heavy bleeding.’

Both father and son are currently in police custody and have been arrested under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) of Indian Penal Code.

Police confirmed other members of the family will be interviewed once Ruby is in a stable state to give an official statement.

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 EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

Survey: Majority of Muslim men approve of honor killing, wife-beating, marital rape

Honor killing, wife-beating, marital rape, polygamy — all justified in Islamic texts and teachings, and all approved of by large numbers of the Muslims surveyed here. What is surprising is that these percentages are so low, given the approval in Islamic texts for all these practices. Apparently many Egyptian and Moroccan men know to tell pollsters what they want to hear.

Woman wearing niqab in Great Britain.

Woman wearing niqab in Great Britain.

“Survey finds deeply regressive views of women among large majorities of Muslim men,” National Secular Society, May 3, 2017:

A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.

The three countries and Palestine were selected to be broadly representative and “to reflect the diversity of the region”….

The report, produced by International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) found that “The majority of Egyptian men consider it their duty to protect the honour of women and girls in their family, and nearly three-fifths agree with honour killing in some circumstances. More than 90 per cent of men saw male honour as directly contingent on their female relatives’ dress and behaviour”.

Just 45% of Egyptian men believed there should be laws “criminalizing domestic violence, including marital rape.” And only 70% of Egyptian women agreed with this statement.

43% of Egyptian Muslim men said they would approve of their son having multiple wives, though just 9.5% said they would approve of their daughter marrying a man who already had other wives.

Only 6.6% of unmarried men said they “have no problem with marrying someone of a different religion”, and a tiny 2.3% of unmarried Egyptian women said the same.

Just 39% of Egyptian men approved of women serving as leaders of political parties, though 93% said they should be able to vote.

60% of Moroccan men said “if a woman is raped, she should marry her rapist.”

62% of Moroccan men said “a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together”, and 38% agreed “there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten”. Shockingly, 20% of Moroccan women agreed with this.

The report collected anecdotes and accounts from men and women across the four countries surveyed, including many accounts of domestic violence….

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Parents whip Muslim girl for dressing and acting ‘too Western’

How likely is it that this family will assimilate and adopt Western values? And note that this is an “unfortunately ordinary story.”

“Moroccan girl, 14, ‘whipped by parents,’” ANSA, April 5, 2017 (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSA) – Milan, April 5 – A Milan children’s court on Wednesday temporarily removed a 14-year-old Moroccan girl from her family which had whipped her because she dressed and acted “too Western”….

Her mother, father and brother are under investigation for mistreatment. “It’s an unfortunately ordinary story, like many we see, where there is a cultural factor, and a conflict between a girl born in Italy who wants to live like her friends and a traditionalist family that tries to impose her upbringing with physical and above all moral violence,” the court’s prosecutor, Ciro Cascone, told ANSA. “The religious factor is just an aspect of the cultural one,” he said.

The local mayor said “unfortunately it’s not the first or last case of this kind, among girls who want to Westernise themselves”.

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Muslim Slits Niece’s Throat in Street in Name of ‘Honor’

He executed her in public view because there were “rumors” about the 22-year-old divorcee’s “inappropriate behavior.” The man was arrested.

The horror of honor violence was brought into sharp relief on a street in Egypt’s Sohag region on December 13.

Having heard rumors of her “inappropriate behavior,” a 40-year-old man slit his niece’s throat as hundreds watched on in shock (Arabic link).

One question that must be asked is how the man was able to drag by the hair the screaming 22 year old from her home into a street when hundreds were there and yet he still managed to kill her. To what extent did the people watching try to intervene?

Edmund Burke famously wrote “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Honor violence is rife in many Muslim-majority societies and indeed in Western countries on a smaller scale. The failure of the immediate populous to detect the threat and then act requires the very serious attention of relevant authorities from social services and local law enforcement up to the governmental level.

“We must purify the family from you and your behavior,” said the divorcee’s uncle moments before her lifeless body fell into a pool of her own blood.

“We are washing away the shame,” he reportedly said.

Law-enforcement officers arrested the man who surrendered, admitted guilt and claimed no other family members were involved.

But surely they suspected?

The man is in custody for four days of questioning.

Clarion Project’s award winning movie Honor Diaries follows the stories of nine brave women activists in their struggle against honor violence. It is available on iTunesAmazon and Netflix

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Muslim stabs his wife to death for converting to Christianity

Welcome to the new, multicultural Australia. Isn’t it wonderful?

“They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

“Hairdresser, 35, ‘stabbed to death by her Iranian husband in a Sydney apartment because he was angry she converted to CHRISTIANITY,’” by Belinda Grant Geary, Daily Mail Australia, September 29, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A 35-year-old hairdresser was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband inside their apartment because he was upset she had converted to Christianity.

Amir Darbanou was charged with the murder of his wife Nasrin Abek after her body was found inside their apartment in the affluent suburb of Potts Point on Thursday.

The 42-year-old, from Iran, was allegedly enraged that Ms Abek had recently converted to Christianity and killed the hairdresser in a frenzied knife attack on Wednesday night, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Police made the gruesome discovery when they forced entry into the couple’s home at about 6.20am on Thursday after Ms Abek’s father raised concerns for her welfare.

Mr Darbanou had allegedly called his father-in-law in Iran to tell him Ms Abek was dead on Wednesday night and was arrested after her body was found the next day.

Ms Abek’s father said his heartache over her death had been made worse by the fact he had to contact police ‘several times’ before they would act.

He said he became concerned when he had not heard from her for a ‘prolonged period’, Nine News reported.

The 42-year-old, who reportedly ‘stalked’ his wife, did not enter a plea or apply for bail when he appeared in Sydney’s Central Local Court on Friday.

Police said there was no known history of domestic violence between the couple, who had been living in Australia for four years on bridging visas, but neighbours had reported hearing screaming coming from the apartment on Wednesday night….

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Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case the victim was the murderer’s daughter, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.

Qandeel Baloch dead

Qandeel Baloch after being strangled to death by her brother. Photo: Pakistani police.

The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

“Pakistani Internet Celebrity Qandeel Baloch Killed in ‘Honor Killing,’” by Qasim Nauman, Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2016:

Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—An internet celebrity who pushed the boundaries of what is considered acceptable behavior for women in Pakistan was strangled by her brother in a suspected “honor killing,” the police said Saturday.

Officials said Qandeel Baloch, a 26-year-old who was described as the country’s Kim Kardashian, died at her parents’ house in the central city of Multan. They said they would know after an autopsy if Ms. Baloch died Friday night or early Saturday.

“According to a preliminary [investigation] and statements from her parents, her brother strangled her,” said Azhar Akram, Multan’s police chief. He said authorities were searching for her brother.

The police said the initial investigation pointed to an honor killing, although all possible angles would be investigated.

Ms. Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, became one of the country’s best-known media figures for posting videos and selfies on her social-media accounts, which have hundreds of thousands of followers.

Qandeel Baloch 2

Qandeel Baloch composite from Facebook.

Many of her videos, including one where she offered to striptease if Pakistan beat India in a cricket match, enraged conservative Pakistanis. While there was no nudity in her social-media posts, critics said her commentary, poses and clothes were inappropriate, overly sexual and violated Pakistani and Islamic norms.

Her slaying is likely to reignite debate about honor killings in Pakistan. Over 1,000 women were killed in such incidents last year in the country, according to data compiled by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent body. Many women are ed by male relatives who feel their behavior or decisions have “dishonored” the family.

Most recently, Ms. Baloch drew nationwide attention for her selfies with Abdul Qavi, a prominent Islamic cleric. Mr. Qavi was criticized by religious circles for meeting with her and suspended from a religious panel….

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School Teacher Set on Fire by Muslims for Refusing Marriage Proposal by Kaleem Dean

Every year more than 1, 000 girls are honor killed in Pakistan and more than 1,000 girls from religious minorities are kidnapped and forcibly converted.

A young school teacher in Islamabad was lynched and set afire in an honor killing by a mob of men, angry that she had refused the marriage proposal of one of them.

Maria Sadaquat, 19, succumbed to her wounds and burns, which covered 80 percent of her body shortly after being taken to a hospital.

Sadaquat was teacher in the Sufa Academy, which was owned by an influential man named Shaukat Hussain. She fell in love with Hussain’s son Haroon, who proposed to marry her despite the fact that he was already married and the father of a daughter.

Although aware that polygamy is allowed in Islam, Sadaquat did not want to be part of such an arrangement and refused Haroon’s offer. After his father Hussain pressured her to marry his son (and later threatened her), Sadaquat left her job at the school.

While alone in her house, an angry mob of men of various ages stormed into the house shouting at the young woman before dragging her out and dousing her with kerosene.  A match was lit and the mob ran, leaving Sadaquat to burn alive.

Before she died, Sadaquat was able to provide a video statement of the attack as well as a pervious attack where, a few days earlier, five men broke into her house, dragged her to an open area and kicked her as if she were a “football.”

Farzana Bari, a human rights activist urged the government to take serious action against all who were involved in the lynching. Every year more than 1, 000 girls are honor killed in Pakistan.

In addition, more than 1,000 girls from religious minorities are kidnapped and forcibly converted.

Locals report that such incidences are not seriously investigated. Committees of enquires are announced, but reports are never published and action is rarely taken against culprits.

In April, in Abbottabad, the Pakistani city notoriously known for hiding Osama Bin Laden, an 18-year old girl was burned alive in a vehicle on the orders of the local jirga (assembly of leaders).

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EDITORS NOTE: The features image is of yet another honor killing that attracted international attention, Farzana Parveen, a young Pakistani woman was stoned to death by relatives outside a court in Lahore for the crime of marrying the man she chose. (Photo: © Reuters)

Muslim slaughters his mother and two sisters in ‘honor killing’

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case, of course, the victim was the murderer’s wife, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.

The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

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“Sahiwal man shoots two sisters dead in ‘honour killing,’” AFP, March 2, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):

LAHORE: Police in Sahiwal are tracing a man who shot dead both his sisters in an apparent “honour killing”.

Mohammad Asif had previously murdered his mother four or five years ago, according to police, before being pardoned at the time by his family and set free.

The latest killings occurred in the village of Noorshah in Sahiwal district, in the central province of Punjab.

“Mohammad Asif, who is in his late twenties, shot his two sisters late last night because he doubted their characters and was against their lifestyle,” local police official Allah Ditta Bhatti told AFP.

He said the sisters died on the spot while Asif fled.

“He had killed his mother around four or five years ago and was set free after his family pardoned him,” Bhatti said.

The incident was confirmed by other officials at the local police station.

On Monday a father in Lahore shot dead his 18-year-old daughter because she could not account for where she had been for about five hours….

Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year on the pretext of defending family “honour”.

Pakistan amended its criminal code in 2005 to prevent men who kill female relatives escaping punishment by pardoning themselves as an “heir” of the victim.

But it was left to a judge’s discretion to decide whether to impose a prison sentence when other relatives of the victim forgive the killer — a loophole which critics say remains exploited….

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